Highlighters have absolutely proliferated the market…I’ve gone on about it plenty, and so have most beauty blogs. And fashion sites. And publications. It’s a trend that hasn’t gone away, and probably will always find a place no matter the changing tides (yes, even when matte is the end all be all!)
Ethereal is ALWAYS in, but galactic is a whole other thing… It is definitely less wearable, but somehow still as appealing to most eyes (and wallets!) simply because of its novelty and “otherworldliness.” I mean, who doesn’t want some kind of gleam somewhere? It’s chic to sport an angelic sheen! In the case of Milk Makeup’s Holographic Stick, though, it IS more extraterrestrial.
I’ve seen a bunch of posts out there but BeautyByKelsey shared one of the best swatches of this stick, as well as Anastasia’s Moonchild palette, Kat Von D’s Eyeshadow, Pat McGrath’s 003 highlighter (which was a quickly snatched-up cult item when it came out some months ago.) It was nice to see it here, as other posts didn’t quite get the “on-skin, actual” look across. Not to mention, if you really want to go full-bore, you have a nice collection of space-age products and hues to choose from!
There’s a definite lilac sheen going on here – it does NOT (hallelujah!) appear to be glittery or shimmery at all. Fear not, for those of you for whom glitter is your thing – this will still command some attention when on your skin (at least from someone else’s rods and cones!)
Not for the faint of heart, but those who want to stand apart. And glow while they’re at it.
Supernova, outer-spaced fabulousness. If there’s life out there, prepare to wow.